Jamaica Gleaner Lead Stories
Published: Monday Sunday | May 24, 2009
Fire claims 5, 10 in hospital as fire destroys sections of Armadale Juvenile Centre
Some say the rains broke too soon and could have helped put out the fire. Some say it might not have made a difference. In the end, it never really mattered. Read More...Male teacher makes a difference
THE BOYS at St Patrick's Primary School on Bay Farm Road, St Andrew were very happy the day Guidance Counsellor Kayson Jones joined the all-female staff of 30.Jones joined the school in 2007 - the first male teacher to be... Read More...'A deal with the devil' Student speaks of students' loan ordeal
STACI-ANN regrets going to the Students' Loan Bureau for assistance to finance her tertiary education.She claims her peace of mind has been disturbed since she graduated from the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) four years... Read More...'I'm not waiting on the dream job' - Science student ventures into own business
THE BAUXITE mining industry would be the likely employer of many natural science graduates like Allison Pearson, final year biology and chemistry major at the Mandeville-based Northern Caribbean... Read More...Male teacher makes a difference
With the absence of men in most households in Jamaica, Kayson Jones said a male teacher was very important in his mentoring process."I find that the children (boys) are excited to have a male role model, someone they can talk to, someone who look like... Read More...Big opening night for Calabash '09
The 2009 Calabash International Literary Festival, that almost wasn't because of sponsorship woes and then seemed destined for another deluge of rain like those which have affected it in previous years, opened under clear skies on... Read More...Mico urges men to teach
Mico University College - a teacher training institution - began an initiative last year, where it encouraged men to apply and offered them incentives.The Pre-university Men's Programme (PUMP) is a one-year initiative, which provides men with skills... Read More...Students speak out against Gov't's plan to regulate SLB funding
Some university students are expressing very strong disagreement with the government's move to regulate funding through Students' Loan Bureau (SLB) so as to ensure more students study in areas deemed to be critical to national... Read More...'Many university grads lack critical employability skills'
SOME UNIVERSITY graduates are not being employed, or are not landing their preferred jobs because they lack critical employability skills, says an executive of the Jamaica Employers' Federation (JEF). Read More...